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Cambridge City Council

Planning application received for the redevelopment of The Beehive Centre in Cambridge

1 September 2023

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning has received an outline planning application for the redevelopment of The Beehive Centre in the Petersfield Ward of Cambridge.

The planning application has been submitted by the owner of The Beehive Centre, Railway Pension Nominees Ltd, and proposes a total of twelve new buildings.  The buildings would be a mix of retail facilities at the ground level and flexible office and laboratory space on the upper floors.

The application also seeks to provide landscaped public areas, a community building, improved walking and cycling infrastructure and new bus services to support existing provision.

Greater Cambridge Shared Planning is a partnership between Cambridge City and South Cambridgeshire District Councils.

Full details of the planning application and supporting documents are accessible via the public access portal Simple Search at View and comment on planning applications ( using the reference 23/03204/OUT.

The application is now subject to an extended statutory and public consultation until 23 September 2023. Comments on the application can be made using the public access portal and will continue to be accepted by the Council before a final decision is made. 

Cllr Katie Thornburrow, Cambridge City Council Executive Councillor for Planning, Building Control and Infrastructure said: “The Beehive Centre redevelopment offers a unique opportunity for Cambridge residents to contribute to the future of the city. I would encourage you to have your say. By listening to you, we can be sure that we are making the right decisions.”